2009 Honda DN-01 Review —

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Honda DN-01

A marriage of motorcycle and scooter

If the of motorcycles at Daytona’s Bike could be distilled into one one could make a case the Honda DN-01 would be the

V-Twin engine? Check

riding position? Check.

appearance? Check.

A dab of sportbike?

The DN-01 is a peculiar concoction: two scooter; one part cruiser; and one sportbike. And if you have to ride a motorcycle during Bike this new Honda fits in by standing apart, as we found out by A1A and Main Street around last week.

Whatever you call it, the DN-01 we please have a name some personality…?) makes a wherever it’s ridden. Its design hurt some in Daytona, as it caused hundreds of double-takes.

The DN defies immediate classification. Its nose brings to mind a sportbike and is its strongest styling but its considerable length gives it a cruiser profile. It looks a mega-scooter, too, but it’s than your typical scooter. A single-sided swingarm room for the stainless-steel exhaust and for easier access to the semi-adjustable shock

Riding the DN couldn’t be It’s powered by a 680cc, V-Twin borrowed from the Transalp. Although it has roots to the Hawk GT, the SOHC, 4-valve is thoroughly modernized with a fuel-injection system using 40mm throttle bodies and 12-hole injectors.

In terms of Bike Week the DN’s deficiency is revealed thumbing the starter button – has got to be the most docile V-Twin note in history. The EFI’s system ensures quick Then things get weird.

A rider subconsciously reaches for a lever that isn’t This “crossover” is meant to to less-experienced riders, so it is fitted an automatic transmission. Called HFT Friendly Transmission), this is a variable, hydro-mechanical design is a big leap in technology above the belt-drive CVTs (continuously transmission) in scooters.

Honda its HFT provides comparable performance and to a manual gearbox.

The HFT combines a hydraulic pump and that transmits power to the wheel by a conventional shaft and the system seamlessly changes ratios in response to rider There are two fully automatic D (Drive) is for maximum economy and for in no hurry, while S (Sport) more immediate and snappy Maximum enjoyment is found by the thumb-activated push-button manual that simulates a six-speed

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